George Town all-rounder Jarrod Freeman has led Tasmania to a fifth-place finish at the national under-19 cricket championships.
On the same day ACT-NSW was named tournament champion, the Tigers scraped home by four wickets in a rain-affected win over Cricket Australia XI.
Sent in to field, the Tigers had to wait until the 30th over to take a wicket as Kyle Brazell (110) became the third opposition opener to score a ton in four matches.
Freeman was the only Tiger to take multiple wickets, snaring 2-41 off nine overs and influencing a run-out, while Lachie Newland was economical in bowling his 10 overs for 33 runs.
Given 46 overs to chase CA XI’s 5-222, the Tigers promoted Jack Freeman to opener and were more than justified when he and Kade Applebee made it to 94 unscathed.
Applebee then enjoyed a 50-run partnership with Keegan Oates before being dismissed for 82, sparking a fall of 3-18.
Jake Williams made a handy 25 and with balls running out, Jarrod Freeman showcased his cool head with an unbeaten 32 that saw Tasmania home with five balls to spare.
Bailey Moon finished with 3-39 for CA XI.
- Tasmania 6-223 (Applebee 82, J Freeman 38, JA Freeman 32*, Moon 3-39) d Cricket Australia XI 5-222 (Brazell 110, Goodwin 39, JA Freeman 2-41, J Freeman 1-30)